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Bonanza Megaways – Slot Review

Bonanza Megaways™ is a mining-themed slot developed by Big Time Gaming. With its detailed method of play, plus a purely wild and free spins-based take on bonuses, this video slot is well worth trying out. It has 6 reels and 3-7 rows, including one dynamic 4-reel row above the main board, giving a grand total of 117,649 different paylines. With an RTP of 96% and so many winning combinations, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular slots out there.

The aim of the game is to match 3 or more adjacent symbols, wagering as little as 20p per spin. You will see a variety of symbols as you make your way through the mineshaft. Whether it’s precious gems such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds that you’ve unearthed from the walls of the mine, or even more valuable items like diamonds or gold, you’ll never be left with a mere lump of coal. Even the more common card symbols, ranging from a 9 to an ace, still have their value and there are plenty of free spins to be earned throughout. Finally, you have your wild, displayed by a stick of dynamite, which can quite literally blow your game wide open.

Bonanza might not be the most high-end slot visually—the graphics are relatively flat compared to some newer alternatives and the screen may be a little busy for some—but it has a fun and consistent theme throughout. Aside from the references to mining, this game pays homage to the hit American TV series of the same name. It aired between 1959-1973 and the music that plays when you spin is heavily inspired by its iconic theme song. Whilst this can get repetitive, it still won’t stop you from doing a little jig and pretending you’re a horse-riding cattle rustler in a Western. It’s been some 170+ years since the gold rush, but once you step into the Bonanza Megaways slot machine, you’ll be a prospector in no time. The question is, will you strike gold?

How to play

Once again, your main goal is to match 3 or more adjacent symbols, but it can be a little bit more complicated to understand beyond that. Even though Bonanza is made up of 6 reels, there are different sized segments on those reels, meaning there can be anywhere from 3 to 7 rows on an individual reel.

Things get even more interesting with the addition of a dynamic top row in which minecarts arrive carrying extra symbols arrive. These carts that bring additional symbols to drop on the reels below and each winning symbol will be replaced with a symbol from the carts.

Once you match the requisite symbols, all those in question crumble and leave space for the next lot to fall in their place (similar to a symbol drop). This means that you can potentially get back to back wins off just one spin.

As well as auto-bet, which can be used for up to 100 spins, you can also set both win and loss limits – a very responsible feature that helps

you to keep in control of your gambling.

All that’s left to do it set the value of your starting bet, which can be anywhere between 0.2 and 20 per spin. All prizes are pre-set, though there are 117,649 different ways to win (hence ‘Megaways’™) and these will be paid out as multiples of your stake.


Now we’ve talked you through how to play, let’s look at some of Bonanza’s brilliant bonuses.


Fittingly, your wildcard for this slot is dynamite which, when the time comes, will blow up alongside any matches that you have present on your screen. This frees up yet another space on the board, providing the chance for another, more valuable and hopefully matching symbol to fall in its place. Bring on the TNT!

Free Spins

One of the ways in which this game substitutes more traditional bonuses is by introducing a scatter symbol. These are represented by gold bars, highly sought after by every prospector throughout the gold rush. There are 4 different scatter symbols, each with a letter engraved, and if you land on all 4 of them, it spells out ‘GOLD’.

Should you manage to land on all 4 and spell out the word, you will receive 12 free spins; any additional scatter symbol you land on is worth 5 extra free spins to the mix.

Unlimited Win Multiplier

Another cool feature is the Unlimited Win Multiplier, which increases by one every time you win, meaning that next spin you have could be worth even more than the last!

Explore more at Bucky

We hope you enjoyed our Bonanza Megaways review. Once you’ve given this one a try, we have lots of other related games like Fireworks Frenzy and Spiñata Grande that might interest you as well.

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When the Fun Stops, Stop. 

Before you go ahead and play, we want to remind all of our players about the importance of responsible gambling.

We always want you to have fun when you spend any time with us here at Bucky Bingo, but more importantly, we want to ensure that you are playing safely and that you are in control of your actions.

With that in mind, please ensure that you set yourself limits before placing any bet and for more useful information on gambling responsibly, please visit the BeGambleAware website. You can also read our blog on responsible gambling here for more helpful tips on how to stay in control.

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